One Horse Race to Dubai
Rory McIlroy has finally claimed the Race to Dubai and to be honest he never looked as though he would lose it. He has been the stand out player this year and was untouchable. Despite his dominance this year, this tournament will go to the wire and will be very exciting. He has had the kind of year that Tiger Woods used to have and Henrik Stenson had last year. For that reason these two feature amongst those that we see with the best chance of getting it done this week.
The best player in the world has this swagger that he can turn on and when he does, there is no-one who can beat him. His quality and consistency this year has meant he deservedly won the Race to Dubai early. Now he has to win a tournament in Dubai. He won here in 2012 and now being a far better player, we expect him to win again. He has power, he putts great and he seems to be maturing to the point that when things go bad for him he doesnt let it affect him. His confidence is surely his greatest assett. He has to be backed, even at these cramped odds.
Second at the moment in the Race to Dubai, the Swede has been very good once again this year and has been the consistent player of the tour. He won this tournament last year and can make history by defending his first ever title in Dubai. But compared to McIlroy he is not quite in the same league but we expect him to place and if McIlroy isnt quite 100% he could see him off. He certainly wont lack for game it just needs to be that everything on the greens goes right for him for a successful defence of his title. He certainly loves it out there and he is a “horse for this course”